Articles by: Robert Mackenzie

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CFS recommends policy changes after critical joint letter

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is recommending some policy changes a month after a joint letter from 10 universities’ students’ unions was released calling for reform of the organization. In their Oct. 6 meeting, the CFS National Executive approved motions that could make it easier for member students’ unions to leave the organization, and to post audited financial statements […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
The Jack Layton Leadership School at Ryerson has been running during reading weeks since 2013. (Ryersonian Archive)

News in brief: What you missed during reading week

Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program —  established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]

Students at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ryerson's first intake of law students is planned for September 2018. (Five-two via Flickr)

Law school could soon be coming to Ryerson

Ryerson plans to launch a new law school by 2020, according to a letter of intent released this week. According to the letter, the program will be based on problem-solving and hands-on learning. It  will include a required professional placement. “Exposing law students to the perspectives of other professionals at an early stage will enable them to better integrate their […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
What you’ve missed in science and tech

What you’ve missed in science and tech

Home of Ryerson’s newest zone gets new government-funding Finance minister Bill Morneau announced more than $30 million in federal funding for Ryerson infrastructure Friday. More than $20 million of that will go towards the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), the future home of Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ). The CUI will have a state-of-the-art lab for the SDZ, which […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · Science & Technology
Yaroslav Pustovyi (Courtesy Yaroslav Pustovyi)

Q-and-A: Former astronaut visits Rye

Yaroslav Pustovyi is a former astronaut with Ukraine’s National Space Agency, who is now working in Canada’s private space sector. Today, Pustovyi is the chairman of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and helps run Space 1 Systems (S1S), a Canadian commercial spaceflight company he co-founded in 2009. Pustovyi spoke to Ryerson students in the SLC Tuesday about his career and […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News, Science & Technology
Digital rendering of MX-1, Moon Express' lunar lander. (Courtesy Moon Express)

Ryerson grad racing to the moon

As a Ryerson student, Bob Richards was obsessed with Carl Sagan, author and host of Cosmos. “I had Carl Sagan in my crosshairs.” Richards said. “I was so inspired by him that I really was on a mission to become his student. I started kind of stalking him at conferences and making myself familiar.” In 1980, Sagan wrote a novel […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · Features, News, Science & Technology
CanSats are shot into the air by these rockets and are deployed at 400 metres. (Photo courtesy Ryerson CanSat)

Ryerson model satellite prepares for liftoff

Solar power is reaching new heights at Ryerson this year for a group of engineers with a penchant for building made-from-scratch model satellites. The model, also called a CanSat, will be developed by Ryerson’s CanSat team and then put to the test at an annual competition organized by the American Astronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News